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At a time when the evidence is stronger than ever that human activity is the primary cause for global climate change, William Ruddiman's breakthrough text returns in a thoroughly updated new edition. It offers a clear, engaging, objective portrait of the current state of climate science, including compelling recent findings on anthropogenic global warming and important advances in understanding past climates.

Table of Contents

Part I Framework of Climate Science

1. Overview of Climate Science

2. Earths Climate System Today

3. Climate Archives, Data, and Models

Part II Tectonic-Scale Climate Change

4. CO2 and Long-Term Climate

5. Plate Tectonics and Long-Term Climate

6. Greenhouse Climate

7. From Greenhouse to Icehouse: The Last 50 Million YearsPart III Orbital-Scale Climate Change

8. Astronomical Control of Solar Radiation

9. Insolation Control of Monsoons

10. Insolation Control of Ice Sheets

11. Orbital-Scale Changes in Carbon Dioxide and Methane

12. Orbital-Scale Interactions, Feedbacks, and Unsolved Mysteries

Part IV Glacial/Deglacial Climate Change

13. The Last Glacial Maximum

14. Climate During and Since the Last Deglaciation

15. Millennial Oscillations of ClimatePart V Historical and Future Climate Change

16. Humans and Preindustrial Climate

17. Climate Changes During the Last 1,000 Years

18. Climatic Changes Since 1850

19. Causes of Warming over the Last 125 Years

20. Future Climatic Change

Appendix 1: Isotopes of Oxygen

Appendix 2: Isotopes of Carbon

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781429255257
Author:
Ruddiman, William F.
Publisher:
W. H. Freeman
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Subject:
Geology
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
10.74 x 8.46 x 0.62 in 1 lb

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